On Monday, the Golden State Warriors announced 28-year-old NBA MVP Steph Curry would not be playing for Team USA during the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games.
“After a great deal of internal thought and several discussions with my family, the Warriors and my representative, I’ve elected to withdraw my name from the list of eligible player on Team USA’s preliminary roster for the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil,” Curry said in a statement. “I recently informed Jerry Colangelo of this decision.”
Curry went on to say recent ankle and knee injuries helped sway his decision.
“It’s an incredible honor to represent your country and wear ‘USA’ on your chest, but my primary basketball-related objective this summer needs to focus on my body and getting ready for the 0216-17 NBA season.”
During Golden State’s historic 2015-2016 season, Curry averaged 30.1 points per game, 6.7 assists per game and 5.4 rebounds per game.